Showing posts with label planetbox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label planetbox. Show all posts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

School Healthy Lunch Competition

Today Amy. Rose & Heidi participated in the School Lunch Challenge.

Each student had to write a paragraph about what should be in a healthy lunch and talk about the food groups and their health benefits Then they had to plan and make a healthy lunch to bring to school to be judged. They were working on ideas for the past few days. They sure had plenty of ideas!

Here's what they made (with a little help, all choices were theirs, some chopping was mine).

Amy, Age 9


Amy chose, cucumber & carrot sticks (from our garden), a rainbow of fruits, Organic Valley mozzarella cheese stick, 2 Lady Moon Organic grape tomatoes, Natural no salt almonds and an Applegate Naturals ham sandwich.

Rose, Age 7, vegetarian


Rose chose boiled egg on organic spinach (that is one egg split in half with the yolk removed), berries, carrots, grape tomatoes & bell peppers, unsweetened coconut & pepitas, with an Applegate Naturals ham, Applegate Naturals cheese & mustard sandwich.

Heidi, Age 5



Heidi chose carrot sticks from our garden with organic ranch, Organic Valley mozzarella cheese stick, natural no salt almonds, strawberry from our garden & clementine, pineapple and an Applegate Naturals ham & mustard sandwich.

They were to be judged on  their Nutrition Paragraph, Nutrient content - 1 point for each food group actually included, Eye appeal - 1 point for each colour in the lunch, Original use of vegetable - different and fun ways in which the vegetable are included and bonus points for a litter free lunch and 1 point if their drink was water. The Nutrition paragraph plus a photo of the lunch of the 3 winners from each class are to be submitted to the health department and would be judged against the other schools. 

A good effort by all, I am pleased with their lunch creations. 



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Snack box lunch packed in a Planetbox Rover


Remember me? So... I haven't blogged since October. I've found life to be very busy and I haven't photographed a single lunch until now. I found a moment this morning to take a photo of two lunches. Yay! Back on the wagon ;)

Snack box Lunch packed in a Planetbox Rover.


This was for Heidi. She has a boiled egg (yolk removed), grapes & strawberries (from our garden - deelish!), some nuts, apples, carrot coins with a bit of ranch dip and 2 slices of Peanut Butter Bread from one of our favourite lunch cookbooks. The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on The Planet.

If you haven't bought it yet - go and get it right now. You will love it!

Heidi ate everything in her lunch save a few nuts.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Gluten Free, Dairy Free lunch with Chocolate Chip Banana Bread



Yesterday, I posted one of Rose's favourite kinds of lunch - the snack box. Today her Planetbox has her second favourite kind of lunch - salad.


Rose has Applegate Farms chicken strips, red grapes, dairy & gluten free choc chip banana bread (recipe from Natural Nutrition) with probably a bit too large of a smear of dairy free butter like spread! The main compartment has all of her favourite veggies in a salad - romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, yellow mini bell pepper, carrot coins & cucumber.

When she came home she said it was the best lunch ever, even the chicken. Love her.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shel Silverstein's Birthday today!

We are celebrating the birth of Shel Silverstein, he would have been 84 today. I remember when my Mom first gave me A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, I instantly read them cover to cover. The poems made me chuckle and I loved the drawings. Right before school started in September, I bought A light in the Attic for my 8 year old. She enjoyed it just as much as her Mom and has read loads of poems aloud to her sisters.

Today's post is part of a blog hop with my Bento Bloggers and Friends in honour of Shel Silverstein's birthday. Welcome to any new readers! To hop along to the next lunch in the hop, click the button at the end of the post.


This short poem from A Light in the Attic, gave us all a giggle and inspired today's lunch.

Gumeye Ball

There's an eyeball in the gumball machine,
Right there between the red and the green, 
Lookin' at me as if to say, 
"You don't need any more gum today."

~Shel Silverstein

Rose's lunch is a cheese sandwich with a tortilla gumball machine topper. yellow tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese, grapes and blueberries.




For more fun Shel Silverstein themed lunches click the button to hop over to Lunches Fit For a Kid and see what Astrid has made. I bet it's fab!




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First Day (for 3 of my girls!)


Today is back to school for 3 of my 4 girls. Emily won't start until tomorrow.
Here are Rose - P2, Heidi - P1, & Amy - P4 at school this morning.



First day of school lunches all have a flower theme.

Rose's lunch
grapes, strawberries, apples, cheese, almonds, carrot sticks, grape tomatoes & a cheese flower sandwich

Don't you love that little grapes flower? I got the flower ideas from BentOnBetterLunches.

Heidi's Lunch
almost the same as Rose - grapes, strawberries, carrots sticks with ranch dip, apple slices, cheese and a PB&J sandwich

Amy's lunch is packed in the Planetbox Shuttle. It's one of her favourite containers. 
2 flower shaped ham sandwiches, grapes, strawberries, carrot sticks & cucumber rounds.

I always get a little bit nervous on their first day of anything - school, camp,  a new activity. They all were happy to get back and see all of their friends and go to their new classrooms. Meanwhile, I have a few butterflies. I hope they are all having a fabulous first day back at school. I can't wait to hear about it at pickup.

Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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Japanese Bento Cute Food Pick Natural 3D Butterfly Flower LeavesBento Ham Cheese Cookie Cutter Round shape and Case
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Here chicky, chicky!

I packed this fun little chicky lunch for Rose to take to camp a couple of weeks ago.


Rose has a couple of grape tomatoes, a little surprise treat in the chicky cup, 2 tortilla roll up sandwiches (possibly cheese but I can't remember!), a little cheese chick wrapped around them. She also has red grapes, carrot sticks and a cut apple - believe it or not those two apple pieces were from the same apple even though the colour is so different.

Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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 Japanese Bento Accessories Silicone Food Cup Bear Brown Japanese Bento Accessories Food Cup with Animal Head Lid 3 sets Decorative Bento Plate Cutters 4 Animal and Rice Mold
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School Blog Hop - and an awesome giveaway!

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It's back to school time, so the Bento Bloggers and Friends are getting together to share our favourite lunch supplies and we have an awesome giveaway too!

Here's an easy vegetarian lunch made using some of my favourite basic tools. Nothing fancy today, just a few fun accents.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich bites, fruit snacks, blueberries, red grapes, carrot sticks & a mini panda container of ranch dip.

These are my top picks for favourite lunch supplies:

I have 3 favourite lunch boxes in use right now - the original Yumbox, the Planetbox Shuttle, and the Planetbox Rover. New this year is the Yumbox panino, it has a different compartment configuration so it can hold a full sized sandwich or salad. We can't wait to try it!

 


Silicone cups - easy to corral small items, adds a pop of colour.
Japanese Bento Accessories Silicone Food Cup Bear Brown Japanese Bento Silicone Food Cup Star 6P Star Bento Silicone Colorful Food Cups - Butterfly Flower Bento Silicone Colorful Food Cups - Star Moon

Animal Picks - there are so many to choose from, these are some family favourites
Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Panda 3D food picks 8 pcs Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Sea Friends 3D food picks 8 pcs Japanese Bento Accessory 3D Food Picks Honey Bee Japanese Bento Food Pick Cute Circus Animal 10 P
Mini cups - good for dip, sprinkles, or to hold a mini surprise treat.

Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container Dipping Mayo Cup  Japanese Bento Accessories Food Cup with Animal Head Lid 3 sets  Japanese Bento Box Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Mayo Cup HappyJapanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Mayo Cup

Sandwich cutters - the more the merrier in our house. Here are our faves.

 CuteZcute Bento Sandwich Cutter and Pastry Stamp Kit CuteZcute Mini Pocket Sandwich Maker and Egg Mold Kit - Animal Palz Japanese Bento Accessories Sandwich Cutter 4 designs Animal

Now you can enter to win an awesome prize and grab some fun lunch items for yourself!

The giveaway is open worldwide! Please read the Terms & Conditions in the Rafflecopter widget. The prizes are as follows:
First Prize (one winner, Worldwide)- Gift voucher for US$70 from Bento USA 

Runner up prize for USA/Canada (one winner) -Gift from EasyLunchBoxes
Runner up prize for UK (one winner) - Gift from Eats Amazing UK 
Runner up prize for Netherlands/Belgium (one winner)- Gift from De Leukste Lunch 
Runner up prize rest of the world (one winner) - Gift from CuteZCute

There are 2 mandatory questions. To find the answer you have to hop along to the other blogs and collect the letter tiles. Put them in order and you will find the answer to the first question! The second question is easy - where are you from? This is to determine which runner up prize you are eligible to win. 

Here's my letter tile - it's the first letter of the answer :) So write it down and click the button to start hopping - up next is Christine from My Epicurean Adventures. When you have found all of the tiles (there are 16) you will end up back here and you can enter below. By liking our sponsors you can unlock even more entries for the giveaway!




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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Camp Lunch

Last week three of my girls had a week at Aqua Camp. That's a week long day camp operated at our local Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. Super fun week, and a few fun lunches too.

Here's one of Rose's vegetarian lunches packed in a Planetbox Shuttle.

Cheese sandwich pinwheels, grape tomatoes, blueberries, apple & pear slices

The Shuttle is becoming one of our favourite containers to use right now.  I can fit a whole sandwich (crusts off) in the small compartment, leaving the larger one with space for fruit & veggies. It really works out to be the perfect size! 

I have never liked raw tomatoes. Rose loves grape tomatoes and I always buy them when our garden is not producing. Lately, the Lady Moon Farms organic grape tomatoes that I have been buying have just looked so inviting. So, I finally tried one. WOW! They are awesome. Now I love these raw tomatoes. Funny how your taste buds change. 



Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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 Japanese Bento Food Pick 10 pcs

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Favourite 13 lunches of 2013!


Happy New Year everyone! Wow. Who knew it would be so hard to choose my favourite 13 lunches! I think I love them all so the girls helped me narrow down my final decision to a lucky 13 for 2013.


13. Fancy Flower Sandwich
I love the ease of this lunch. The sandwich looks like a fancy flower but it was so simple to make using a cutter set. While I was writing this post and choosing my favourite lunches Rose said - "Oh I remember that lunch - it was yummy!" It definitely had to make the cut.

12. Happy Birthday Amy!
What's not to love? Happy Birthday to one of my sweet girls, sandwiches on a stick, a rainbow of fruit. 
This was an easy pick for my favourite 13 lunches.


11. Momables - Hummus Rainbow Lunch
I love this lunch, nothing is overly fancy, just some yummy fruits, veggies and hummus, and some pretty little hat sammies.

This was so fast and simple to put together after dinner, right when I was packing up the leftovers.
The moustache-mouth always makes me smile :)

My first time ever attempting cheese art. I didn't get around to posting another one again. It just takes me a little longer than I usually have for lunches, but I still want to try again.

This was a lunch for me that I made for a blog hop. It's easy for me to choose my blog hop lunches since I tend to spend a little extra time making them to fit the theme - I end up loving them all!

I love the bushy tail!

The photo wasn't so great (back when my camera was on the fritz) but I just love this little lunch and the mini banana.

 I like the baby ducks and the shining sun. Makes me smile and think happy thoughts.

Sort of a late breakfast early lunch meal for me. This is one of my favourites because it was just a fun, low effort bento that looked and tasted pretty good!


What I love the most about this lunch was the reaction from my daughter (which is why I make fun lunches in the first place). She was thrilled. 
So it's easily in my top 3.

I don't get the chance to make many Muffin Tin Meals any more and this was just plain fun to make. 
It hits the trifecta - fun to make, fun to eat and healthy too!

I LOVED making the cute little bunny rolls and all of the girls were over the moon when they saw them. Even if my eldest thought they looked more like mice. Ha! Easily my favourite lunch of 2013!

This post is part of a fun linky party with my Bento Bloggers and Friends. I am glad to have started this blogging journey and to have made so many new friends. They really are a talented bunch that inspire me daily. Click the button to get to the linky party and discover my BBF's Favourite Lunches of 2013. 
I promise that you will be amazed!





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